It was great to be asked to be part of the Rare Disease Day Event in Aberdeen today. I was asked to say something about my experience of having a child with a rare disease. This is my experience from a parent’s perspective.
A great afternoon supported by our local community. Thank you to our stall holders, Snappy Crocodile, Haven Scent, Hamespun, Peppermint-uk.com, and An Equine Art. It’s amazing how much money you can raise over tea and cake. Thank you to everyone that came, with your help we raised £900.03.
The sun shone for our teams this year taking part in the Texas Scramble Golf Event. 15 teams of 4 played on the 9 hole course at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre with a wee putting competition thrown in for some of our more competitive players. We can’t thank everyone enough for supporting us againRead More
Thank you to the Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and Lymphatic Malformations Institute (LMI) for organising the 2nd International Medical Conference on lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease. Part-funded by Alfie’s Trust, this conference was to bring together leading clinicians/researchers with particular experience and interest in our two rare diseases. The purpose is to begin theRead More
We would like you to meet Hollie Young – she has lymphangiomatosis. Ever since Hollie was diagnosed the family have supported Alfie’s Trust by getting involved and raising funds. Thank you to friends, family and colleagues for supporting Team Hollie in their fundraising activities over the last few months. From Bike rides to Ceilidhs thisRead More
At the end of May this year, Mark Porter took part in the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Alfie’s Trust. When I spoke with Mark he said he only ever intended doing one Marathon, so we were very lucky when he chose to run for Alfie’s Trust. After many months of training, Mark completed theRead More
We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that came, danced, spent, voted, drank and participated in this fantastic fundraising event. We would also like to say a big thank you to Denise and Stewart Gardiner for their hard work in organising the evening and helping to raise £1253.00 for Alfie’s Trust.
Thank you, Amanda Fawcett, for supporting Alfie’s Trust. Well done for completing the EMF Half Marathon at the end of May this year and raising a fantastic £980. We can’t thank you enough.
RunBalmoral is one of our favourite events which takes place in the beautiful grounds of Balmoral Estate – although the weather could have been kinder. At the end of April, our young runners and older runners had to brave the elements with snow showers making their races more challenging. Thank you to everyone that ran,Read More
In February this year, Alfie’s Trust funded a 6-week Fellowship to allow Maria Gnarra to join the Dermatology Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital to work on clinical projects on paediatric vascular and lymphatic anomalies. Maria has kindly released this statement. I am an MD, PhD conducting basic and translational research on paediatric vascular anomaliesRead More